West Seattle locations to be featured on the 2014 NW Green Home Tour
The 2014 NW Green Home Tour, on April 26th from 11am-5pm, is an amazing opportunity for the public to tour homes built or renovated with green/sustainable options and businesses dedicated to supporting the green building industry. Two West Seattle homes will be featured as tour sites and one neighborhood organization will be featured as a Sustainability Stop. Participants can take a free, self-guided tour of these beautiful and innovative spaces, talk to the professionals, and learn how to transform their home to become part of a healthier, more sustainable community.
The Three West Seattle Sites Include:
Slot House hosted by David Neiman Architects and Heartwood Builders - 4827 Beach Drive SW, Seattle, WA 98116, http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/slot-house (pictures available from the website)
This two-story, West Seattle waterfront home overlooks the Olympic mountains and is attempting a 5 Star Built Green Rating, with features such as a heat pump, a heat recovery ventilator and super insulation, on-demand hot water, a 6kW PV (solar energy) system, and rain gardens.
A Mighty Efficient Remodel in West Seattle hosted by Mighty House Construction – 3108 SW Webster Street, Seattle WA 98126, http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/mighty-efficient-remodel-in-west-seattle (pictures available from the website)
This small and mighty home features exciting energy retrofits, a progressive remodel, and an innovative layout for this growing family. Highlights include a newly-remodeled bathroom, hybrid heating system, solar, and more! Learn more about their renovations that promote indoor air quality and health and meet experts from Habitat Energy Audits, Artisan Electric, NW Natural Lighting and Ducoterra.
Sustainability Stop: Highland Park – A Gathering Place Goes Green hosted by the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) and RainWise - 1116 SW Holden St, Seattle WA 98106, http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/rainwise-highland-park (pictures available from the website)
HPIC is undertaking a green transformation, recently incorporating innovative storm water control methods, including rain gardens, a cistern, and a brand new permeable paver community courtyard. Self-guided tours will highlight how HPIC’s green transformation is spreading into the neighborhood. Visitors can enjoy food, fun learning activities, and the chance to meet RainWise contractors who install cisterns